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Growth Management Director

Location : Lecanto
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 11041860
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 5
Required Education : Bachelor's Degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :
Veterans Preference

This is an administrative position that directs the management and operations of the Growth Management Department which includes Land Development, Building, and Code Compliance. The Director is responsible for BOCC program implementation, budgeting, fiscal operations, long and short range goal development, policy formulation and staff selection.  The position researches, formulates, and develops policies to ensure planning techniques are utilized to provide development for the current and future residents of Citrus County.

Essential Functions


  • Provides leadership to develop and retain staff for the Divisions of Building, Code Compliance, and Land Development.

  • Develops and implements standard operating procedures and benchmarks for various programs within the department; reviews and updates procedures as necessary.

  • Holds staff accountable for the processing of applications and permits.

  • Supervises staff, hiring, training, directing, monitoring, counseling, disciplining, preparing performance evaluations, and approving vacation, sick leave and hours worked for payroll.

  • Evaluates effectiveness of services in relation to changing needs of the community.

  • Participates in Local Mitigation Strategy Policy Group.

  • Develops long-range plans and scopes of service for the three divisions and presents to Board of County Commissioners for approval.

  • Oversees budget planning and oversees expenditures for the Department.

  • Prepares and presents recurring reports, special reports, studies and programs.

  • Represents the Growth Management Department in collaboration with outside government agencies, and serves as County representative on boards and panels.

  • Chairs and/or attends staff conferences, professional meetings, training workshops and other events.

  • Responds to inquiries and correspondence in person, via phone and in writing.

  • Meets with, and makes presentations to citizens, citizen groups, developers and other agency personnel.

  • Reviews formal code interpretations and determinations, and administers the Impact Fee Ordinance. 


Required Qualifications :
Minimum Requirements:
Education, Training, and Experience:


  • Requires Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred in urban and regional planning, public administration or a degree in closely related field.

  • Five years of administrative and supervisory experience in the delivery of growth management programs; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of growth management, local government administration, and their relation to the activities of the department. Knowledge of modern principles and practices of administration and organization including: budgeting, personnel, and program review and management.

  • Knowledge of the purpose and scope of the program areas within the department. Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations relating to the program areas within the department. Ability to supervise and coordinate the activities of subordinate supervisors and employees.

  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, including public speaking and preparing written reports, memoranda and graphic presentations. Ability to research and collect data to make recommendations for program policies and procedures.

  • Ability to develop objectives for the department's programs and direct long and short range planning. Ability to analyze and evaluate current program activities and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with co-workers, elected officials, community interest groups and the general public.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, Skills:

Preferred candidates may possess American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification, be a Registered Professional Engineer, have a Master's degree in Public Administration and/or team six sigma designations.



Work Schedule: Full Time, hours not specified

Salary: $90,000 - $109,066.10 annually, DOE

Skills :
Administrative budgeting Public Administration Supervise, train, and evaluate staff performance Urban Planning
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